You may know Lorentzen from his semi-notorious piece in 2007 called “The Hipster Must Die: A Modest Proposal to Save New York Cool,” where he makes the important point: “I propose that the only hope for a reanimated bohemia, if not a dezombified hipsterdom, is civil war.”
Lorentzen joined the Observer in May of 2010, and prior to that was senior editor at Harper’s Magazine. And now he’s moving to London to work for the LRB. Admittedly, FishbowlNY is sort of jealous. There, we said it.